How To: Disable 'Please prove you're not a robot'

I'm not a robot. Seriously, I'm not! I don't see the point why I have to prove my humanity to you over and over again.

How many times has this happened to you? You type in excitedly to give your favorite blogger a virtual high-five for her recent amazing post then this ridiculous "prove-you're-not-a-robot" prompt comes up completely ruining the moment. This word verification thing is really sucking the fun out of commenting. Sometimes it's the one thing that usually prevents me from letting a blogger know that I visited and read her post. I couldn't even decipher those two words 80% of the time!

Please make me a very happy blog-hopper by disabling this. It only takes a few clicks to do so. If you are using the Blogger platform, you can click on your blog's 'settings', select 'posts, comments and sharing', and choose a big "NO" under 'Show word verification'. That's it! Easy peasy. :)


Anyway, I'm feeling really sorry for myself right now. When will I ever learn? Eventually got into the trendwagon once again and purchased an ebook copy of Fifty Shades of Grey the other day. I'm not even finished with Chapter One and I already lost count how many times this Anastasia Steele flushed. I'm telling you, this girl has some major flushing problem! She's either flushing, blushing or turning crimson almost in every page and it's driving me insane. It's unbelievable! I really think Fifty Shades of Flushing is a more appropriate title for this book.

No longer sure if I can still will myself to finish reading the entire book. It's disappointing. What's worse is, I already got the trilogy because I thought I'll be saving tons if I got the discounted bundle. I feel like I've been duped or something.

Have you read the book? I'm not sure but maybe some of you found this book good and for some strange reason I find it unbearable. Don't worry. Even if you consider Fifty Shades of Grey as your favorite book or something, we're cool. I still love you. Haha! Please don't take this against me, okay? :)

Sorry if this post sounds like a complete rant-fest. Promise, I'll stop right here. Fortunately, it's already weekend tomorrow. Planning on visiting my favorite Korean restaurant with our friends tonight. I'm excited! How's things in your side of the fence? What are you up to? :)

23 comments

  1. I had to keep reading, just wait until you get to the tampon part, it's so bad!

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  2. I couldn't read it! Just not my sort of thing {the writing is soooooo bad!}

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hahahah, this is a great post! I like your title change for the book: 50 Shades of Flushing is definitely more apt. Have you ever read this review on GoodReads? I think you would really enjoy it. ^^

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    1. I enjoyed reading that review! Thanks for sharing it with me. That was so spot on! It's hilarious and so true!

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  4. I totally get the robot frustration - one of my email accounts actually does that to me nearly every time I send an email! I don't know if it's a glitch or what, but I've proved myself at least twenty times by now!

    And yeah, the writing in 50 Shades is pretty bad. I ended up reading the whole trilogy anyway, just because it was so quotable. Hopefully it'll pick up a little and you'll be able to finish the books!

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  5. SOOOO with you on that robot thing. I never have issues with spam on my blog (knocking wood furiously) and the 50 Shades - UGH. I don't get it. I know a gazillion writers of all shades who are tons better than this hot mess who never get a sliver of a fraction of that attention. WHY? I don't get it. Oooh, love your blog - and not just because I instantly adore people who think like I do.

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  6. YES! Because if I were a robot I would be able to READ those captchas! I hate them. they take so much extra time and i usually have to do them multiple times. and on a tablet? forget it!

    and i dont think i can read 50 shades of gray - it sounds kind of awful

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  7. hahah I mean I HATE THAT THINK TOO! D:
    I just want to make a cute little comment and that ugly thing appears! Even sometimes when you get it wrong it sends you a little message that says: You are a robot!! :O -.-''

    xoxo. Monica

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    1. I always get them wrong, so oftentimes I just give up and never bother commenting. :(

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  8. I haven't read Fiftey Shades of Grey. A few people have suggested it to me but it doesn't sound like something I'd be able to tolerate. You aren't the first person to tell me that there's a lot of repeated phrases in it and that really bothers me. I had to stop reading the Earth's Children series because of it.

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  9. LOL, I am so with you on the robot thing. It's so annoying and nine out of ten times I can't even read the damn word that is spelled out. That way I cannot even prove I am human! I mean HeLlO!
    Haven't read the book you are talking about, and I don't think I will either. Haven't heard to many good things about it :(

    xxx Susie

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    1. Haha Susie, sometimes I am like wait? AM I a robot? Because the words are so distorted they are sometimes unreadable!

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    2. P.S. Susie I actually think your setting is on so when people comment on your blog they see the robot verification thing. See? It's totally a default setting on Blogger!!

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    3. Saw it too Susie. Please deactivate it for us robots' sake. I always have a tough time figuring out those gibberish words. :(

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    4. Oh my it is?! I had no clue!! Of with that thing it will be. Thanks ladies!

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  10. Interesting post! I haven't read Fifty shades of Grey, but don't get where all the hype comes from. Im not even slightly interested in reading it.
    I like your blog :) I started following you!

    HippieChicPao

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  11. Oh gosh, I hate that prove you're not a robot thing too! I think google/blogger needs to disable it as the default since it's currently the default function when you start a blog. I wonder if a lot of people just don't change it. I had it at the start, but seriously if bloggers are worried about comments, they should just moderate!

    Haven't read 50 Shades of Grey and have no intention of doing so. Yikes.

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  12. Yeah..the robot thing?! don't get that either....don't get the obsession with 50 shades either....vetoed it for our book club...
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  13. I read a bit of it in the book store. I thought it was poorly written and had no desire to read any more.
    The robot thing is the bane of my existance! There are times when I just give up and close the window without leaving a comment because it is so darn hard to read. I don't get that much spam and the little I do get I can delete with little difficulty.

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  14. One of my fave female icons (when it comes to book reviews) said that she couldn't bear reading the whole book. She started reading it, stopped and tweeted: "Fifty Shades of TERRIBLE!". Hehe. She was the first person on my timeline to hate the book amidst all the raves about it. I trust her taste when it comes to book and I'm thankful that it saved me a couple of dollars by not buying the Fifty Shades. A couple of weeks ago, a co-faculty of mine said super dami daw error sa grammar nung book, parang di daw na-copyread. I don't if true yun since I wasn't able to read the book nga. :)

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    1. i wish i really read the reviews first before diving in. it's poorly written and i couldn't agree more with "Fifty Shades of Terrible".

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  15. I just wrote a tutorial post for how to turn off word verification. Most bloggers don't even know they have it turned on because it's automatic! x Island Girl Insights ♥

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    1. I used to have it activated too. Didn't realize it until a few readers sent me an email and brought it up months ago. Thanks for posting a tutorial! That would be a great help to a lot of bloggers. I'm never good at posting tutorials. :)

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